- Online education
has promoted the growth of new methodologies, mostly
asynchronous in nature, and revolving around expertise in creating
pre-loaded content, and manipulating email, forums for communication,
and designing and marking asynchronous assessment tasks
- Latterly the evolution
of virtual classrooms has some fearing a return to a teacher-centric
transmission model of education.
of synchronous environments:
this appeals to more social learners, those who are 'field-dependent'
(ie require a degree of structure), and those for whom the anytime/any
place approach is just a handy excuse for not doing it!